Abigail Leigh

Pupil Barrister
Practice Summary

Abigail is currently undertaking a civil and family Law pupillage with Charlotte Ash as her pupil supervisor. She will be accepting instructions in all areas of family and civil Law from 2nd April2024.

Before joining Chambers as a pupil, Abigail was an Assistant Support Lecturer for the University of the West of England lecturing on a variety of areas of law including legal method and legal rules, crime, employment, commercial, family, EU, and ADR. She also lectured on the Professional Skills Negotiation Course for trainee solicitors.

Abigail volunteered from 2019-2023 for North Bristol Advice Centre, specialising in Personal Independent Payment appeals. All cases she represented were successfully appealed. Her client rapport was commended.

In 2023 she completed her dissertation, ‘A review of the current UK surrogacy laws, Law Commission recommendations, and suggestions for reform’, and received a distinction. It will be published later this year in Child and Family Law Quarterly.


BTC –University of the West of England – Outstanding (2022)

LLM(integrated masters with BTC) – University of the West of England – Distinction(2023)

LLB (Hons)– University of the West of England – First Class Honours (2021)


ADR ODR International Accredited Civil/Commercial Mediator (2022


WesternCircuit Advocacy Award (2022)

NamedGray’s Inn Bar Course Scholarship – Jean Southworth Scholarship (2021)

UWE Dean’sAward for Academic Excellence (2018 & 2019)

UWE BristolFutures Award (2020)